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A doctor, a Pope and a surly frontman walk into a car: EPISODE 250 with Smoking Popes, Bollweevils and 88 Fingers Louie!

If you’re celebrating an anniversary, these are the guys you wanna celebrate with.

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Representing Chicago at this year’s Riot Fest: Sincere Engineer (Episode 249)

Sincere Engineer is on Car Con Carne before playing this year’s Riot Fest!

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Celebrating a ‘Cruel Summer’ with KrashKarma (Episode 245)

KrashKarma (Niki and Ralf) returned to Car Con Carne as they stopped through Chicago to play a show at Live Wire (love that place)! One of the in-car highlights was…

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If you can make it in Lithuania, you can make it anywhere. Also, Fort Frances eats tacos. (Episode 225)

This week, it’s taco time with Chicago band Fort Frances (David, Aaron and Jason), arguably the only Chicago band to have earned superstar status in Lithuania. Equal parts Americana and indie rock, Fort Frances can comfortably live next to ANYTHING ON ANY OF YOUR PLAYLISTS.

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That train overhead? It’s the ‘L.’ That amazing performance? It’s the return of the War on Peace. (Episode 221)

The War on Peace (Grahm, Steven and Jeremy) returns to Car Con Carne for another hard-to-believe-it-was-done-in-a-car performance! They previewed the new song “High School” from the forthcoming EP, “Mutual Destruction”…

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Brothels, Chuck Berry and listener-dating: Author David Himmel is ‘The Last DJ’ (Episode 214)

Author David Himmel joins me for tacos from Turbo Taco (2050 N. Milwaukee). We talk at length about the radio business and Himmel’s excellent radio memoir, “The Last DJ: The…

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Chicago’s Ghostlight Ensemble takes on ‘Spice World’ in my car (Episode 208)

The Spice World script comes alive over tacos!

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47 years of blues, now in book form! Bruce Iglauer of Alligator Records (Episode 195)

“There’s nothing like being the hero of a real trainwreck.”

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Scaramouche! Scaramouche! Will you join me for tacos? – Queen tribute the Ready Freddies (Episode 189)

Before the Queen biopic hits theaters, spend some time with Queen tribute band The Ready Freddies!

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Tom Higgenson of Plain White Ts: From Villa Park to the Grammys and Tonys (Episode 177)

Tom Higgenson of Plain White Ts joined me for a long overdue catchup. And for this episode, we went for burritos at Los Burritos #2 in his old stomping grounds of Villa Park.